What's there to do, when all one wants to do is to toss some things in a shoulder-bag and dash away from the world for a while – and not have to take out a second mortgage to do it?
How about a B&B staycation?
Isn’t it interesting that we live somewhere for so long, but never think about exploring the region we call home? It’s as if the notion of escape is tied to some abstract idea of distance. The more miles we put between ourselves and our home must surely mean greater pleasures will be had from the effort. Right?
However, isn’t it equally interesting how frequently we’re disappointed when we discover that such a long trip was not really worth making after all?
All around you, though, and not very far away in fact, are destinations galore. Often only an hour or two distant, there are small towns with glorious pasts, lovely sites, friendly people, and – most all – relaxation. All the ingredients of what it means to get-away-from-it-all.
Even more, within these hidden hamlets are usually found the most wonderful bed-and-breakfast inns. Where time goes slowly, the old ways remain and charm continues on. Here in the local and regional bed and breakfasts waiting for your discovery, you can find great places to escape from your everyday world. For many of us, there are already well known tourist destinations in our areas; places that we’ve either never visited or haven’t been to in a long time. No doubt, you'll easily find a number of B&B’s nearby that will comfortably accommodate you and your spontaneity.
For an interesting, even daring, result, consider searching for the quick get-away place by simply pulling out a map of the city where you live and avoiding the major tourist areas. Instead, follow your main highway out of town, and then a few miles outside the city limits (where there are more trees than roads), arbitrarily take a big curvy left or right off the highway (not a sharp turn, mind you). Follow that line until you hit some tiny spot on the map that has an interesting, but completely unfamiliar name. Places like Skyline, Kahala, Cherrytown, Mustang, and Dauphin. Put a pin in the spot and do a Google search for a B&B. The chances are you’ll find the best little bed and breakfast hide-away that, in time, will be a place you’ll want to go back to escape it all once again.
Want to save the hassle of making big complex plans to make a break from the chaos? Sounds like a contradiction in terms, now that you think about it.
Yes, think locally or regionally for a B&B staycation. Sometimes the best get-away-from-it-all solutions are to be found right there, close by, in a bed and breakfast in your own backyard.